Our Team

Professor Anna Leone, Team Leader (Durham University)
I have worked on several excavations in central and southern Italy and in North Africa, in particular in Carthage (Tunisia) and in Libya (Fazzan). I worked at the University of Oxford as research assistant to the Professor of Roman Archaeology, where I developed my interest in the topography of Rome. My research and publications focus on the problems related to the evolution of North African cities from Late Antiquity to the Arab conquest and to issues of the economy of the Mediterranean between the 6th and the 9th c. I am also working on a joint project with the Deutsches Archaeologisches Institut (Rome Department – Dr Ralf Bockmann) on the impact of the Arab conquest on north Africa.


Dr. Marco Nebbia (Durham University)
Is an archaeologist. His research interests lie in the applications of GIS and remote sensing to landscape archaeology, with a particular focus on the combination of quantitative spatial analyses and social theory for the investigation of early social aggregation processes in Prehistoric Europe. A strand of research that he is currently developing includes comparative approaches to the study of early urbanism origins. He has also been collaborating in capacity building programs in collaboration with the Department of Antiquity of Libya since 2014 designing and delivering GIS training courses. Marco has extensive experience in teaching GIS to archaeologists both at an academic and non-academic level.


Dr Corisande Fenwick, Co-PI (University College London)
Dr Corisande Fenwick is Lecturer in Mediterranean Archaeology at the Institute of Archaeology, UCL. Her research focuses on late antique and Islamic North Africa and the western Mediterranean. She has worked extensively in North Africa and currently co-directs excavations at Bulla Regia in Tunisia and the UNESCO site of Volubilis in Morocco as well as being the medieval specialist for the Wadi Draa project in Morocco and Ghadames in Libya. She is Honorary Secretary of the Society for Libyan Studies.

Link: https://www.ucl.ac.uk/archaeology/people/staff/fenwick


Dr Gai Jorayev (University College London)
Dr Gai Jorayev has worked with professional and research-led heritage projects over the last decade. His current research interest areas lie in modern uses and management of heritage as well as public archaeology, and he currently works at the Institute of Archaeology, University College London. Gai has extensive experience of working collaboratively on large-scale projects and his current work is closely linked with initiatives of international organisations such as UNESCO, ICOMOS and UNWTO. As well as focusing on cultural heritage and preservation, Gai is experienced in local capacity building and has led multiple heritage education initiatives. Gai also leads the UCL research group in the uses of unmanned aerial systems for documentation of complex archaeological landscapes, and he is experienced in spatial analysis and modelling.

Link: https://www.ucl.ac.uk/archaeology/people/staff/jorayev


Dr Will Wootton, Co-PI (King’s College London)
Will is a Senior Lecturer in the Classics Department of King’s College London. His research is in the field of classical archaeology where he specialises on ancient craft production. He has worked on archaeological and heritage projects from Britain to the Middle East, and has led major research projects, such as the Art of Making – www.artofmaking.ac.uk ­– and also training projects in the UK and Libya. He holds a BA in Classics (Bristol University,) and a MPhil and DPhil in Classical Archaeology (Oxford University). He is Chairman of ASPROM, a council member of the Society for Libyan Studies and a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries.


Dr Hiba Alkahalaf (King’s College London)
Hiba is an architect and conservator. She has worked and taught internationally, especially in the UK and Middle East, while her research focuses on integrated heritage management, urban conservation, place identity, and sense of place. She holds a BArch degree (University of Damascus – 2006), MSc in Architectural Conservation (University of Edinburgh – 2010) and a PhD in Architecture (University of Edinburgh – 2017).